|Christopher Moraes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, McGill University
E: chris.moraes <at> mcgill.ca. Office: Wong 4330
Chris Moraes is a hybrid engineer: he trained in nanoengineering (B.A.Sc.), and switched into mechanical and biomedical engineering (Ph.D, U. Toronto) before holding a Banting / NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Biointerfaces Institute. His research interests lie at the interface between engineering, biology and medicine, and he is particularly curious about the role microenvironmental biomechanical forces play in driving disease and development. Recent honours include the NSERC Howard Alper postdoctoral prize, and the Leyerle-CIFAR prize for interdisciplinary research.
Project: Mechanical feedback loops in fibrotic disease processes
Project: Bioengineered organoids to evaluate cardiac disease mechanics.
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